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ZBar logo.png
Screenshot of ZBar
Screenshot of ZBar
Developer(s)ZBar developers
Stable release
0.20.1 / August 8, 2018 (2018-08-08)[1]
Written inC
Operating systemCross-platform
TypeBarcode reader
Websitehttps://git.linuxtv.org/zbar.git (version 0.20+) / http://zbar.sourceforge.net/ (up to version 0.10)

ZBar is an open-source C barcode reading library with C++, Python 2[2], Perl, and Ruby bindings.[3][4][5] It is also implemented on Linux and Microsoft Windows as a command-line application,[6] and as an iPhone application.[7]

It was originally developed at Sourceforge: http://sourceforge.net/projects/zbar/files/zbar/. As the latest official release (version 0.10) was in 2009-10-27, a fork was created in March, 2017, converting it to use qt5 and libv4l, improving it to better support the Video4Linux API version 2.



  1. ^ "ZBar bar code reader: Files". Retrieved 2018-08-08.
  2. ^ "Support for both Python 2 and 3 is provided via PyZbar package". Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  3. ^ a b Brown, Jeff. "ZBar bar code reader". Retrieved 2 April 2011.
  4. ^ "ZBar bar code reader – Download version 0.20 and upper".
  5. ^ "ZBar – Download older versions". Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  6. ^ Tyler, Joshua. "ZBar Brings Barcode And QR Code Scanning To Your Desktop". Lifehacker. Retrieved 2 April 2011.
  7. ^ Brown, Jeff. "ZBar bar code reader – iPhone". Retrieved 2 April 2011.

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